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10 Power Players in GI

  From gastroenterology management organizations to big-name practices to gastroenterology device manufacturers, here are 10 power players in the GI space poised to make waves in the industry in 2023. 1. United Digestive: Atlanta-based management services organization United Digestive services major practices throughout Georgia and Florida, most recently acquiring the Gastroenterology Group of Naples and Gulfshore Endoscopy … Read More
Published On: February 16, 2023

Hoag Digestive Health Institute Opens Comprehensive Clinic Focused on Whole-Person Care

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., January 30, 2023 — In its ongoing commitment to whole-person care, Hoag Digestive Health Institute has announced the opening of a new, comprehensive clinic that brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts who collaborate to provide a treatment plan tailored to each patients’ unique digestive health condition. Focused on managing chronic and … Read More
Published On: January 30, 2023

3 Things About the Mind-Gut Connection That Will Surprise You

Did you know your brain and digestive system talk to each other? “The ‘mind-gut connection’ influences how you think and feel – and that communication is a two-way street,” said Elizabeth Raskin, M.D., surgical director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program within Hoag’s Digestive Health Institute. “Think of the marathon runner so … Read More
Published On: January 27, 2023

3 Biggest Myths About Sugar and Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a complicated disease. Put simply, it is a chronic and potentially dangerous condition that develops when the body loses its ability to process glucose, or sugar. But what causes it, what can prevent it and what can be done to manage it? That’s where things can get confusing. “While it’s true … Read More
Published On: December 20, 2022

After 10 Years with GERD, Patient Says, ‘I Received the Best Results’

Julie Engquist ties her shoes. She sleeps with just one pillow. She walks her dog. If these things don’t sound groundbreaking, you’ve likely never contended with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But Julie had. For 10 years. “The pain and discomfort were overwhelming,” she said. “There were a few times where I thought I was having … Read More
Published On: December 16, 2022

Hoag Welcomes Dr. Catherine Ngo to Head Digestive Health Institute Motility Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 14, 2022 — Hoag has recruited board-certified gastroenterologist Catherine Ngo, M.D., to head the Hoag Digestive Health Institute’s Motility Program. Dr. Ngo has built a reputation over the last decade as a compassionate, approachable and thorough physician with a strong background in motility. Gastrointestinal motility refers to the coordinated action of … Read More
Published On: November 14, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Patient Loses 91 Pounds and Gains New Lease on Life

Tamra Rose says she was overweight most of her adult life. But when her son turned a year and a half, and the scale tipped passed her delivery weight, Tamra had enough. She works at Hoag and had learned from a colleague that the hospital was opening a Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program. She had … Read More
Published On: July 27, 2022

Hoag Digestive Health Institute Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Raskin as Surgical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 19, 2022 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has recruited innovative colorectal surgeon Elizabeth R. Raskin, M.D., as surgical director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program within Hoag’s Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Raskin comes to Hoag from University of California, Davis Medical Center, where she served as Chief of … Read More
Published On: July 19, 2022

After a Lifelong Search, Gastroparesis Patient Finds Hope

Within minutes of their first meeting, Caitlin Houghton, M.D., said the words that Brittney Pisanelli, 33, had been hoping to hear for most of her life: “You have options.” “I started crying in her office,” Brittney said. “I had never been told that before. Someone wanted to help me. Someone wanted to help me function … Read More
Published On: May 10, 2022